Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin described the PwC report into the escalation of costs as a “damning indictment” of the whole tendering and contract process. Photograph: Artist’s impression of national children’s hospital

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Health Simon Harris of being “asleep at the wheel” ove(...)

Simon Harris: ‘What the report doesn’t find is that there should be a clear-out of the board, in fact it explicitly recommends against.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The governance structures of the national children’s hospital will have to change, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris has indic(...)

The hospital building is about to rise before our eyes in the coming months. There is, really, no turning back. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“Grim reading” is how Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described the PwC report into the cost overrun at the national children’s hospital, and this is certa(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  set to face intense questioning over  hospital cost at the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to press ahead with the construction of the new national children’s hospital despite the finding of a report into the €450 million c(...)

The conclusion of the PWC report that the final cost of the National Children’s Hospital could exceed €1.7 billion is a deeply depressing indictment of our political and administrative system. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The conclusion of the PWC report that the final cost of the National Children’s Hospital could exceed €1.7 billion is a deeply depressing indictment o(...)

Artist’s impression of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Senior public officials complained about the “unfortunate situation” they found themselves in as the Government tried to find €99 million in savings t(...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The resignation of John Pollock as the project director of the team building the national children’s hospital robs a complex project of vast experienc(...)

John Pollock tendered his resignation as project director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on Tuesday after more than five years  in the post. Photograph: Ray Lohan

The national children’s hospital has suffered a fresh blow with the resignation of John Pollock, the experienced engineer who was in charge of buildin(...)

National children’s hospital new board head, Fred Barry, says: “I don’t think it would be good business for the State to stop the works and retender it.” Photograph: Collins

The new head of the national children’s hospital board has said it would be “bad business” for the State to allow the main builder of the hospital to (...)

The Government is blamed even by Fine Gael voters for cost overruns at the national children’s hospital, with 69 per cent polled saying it has mismanaged the project.

Voters blame the Government for the cost overruns at the national children’s hospital, with more than three-quarters of them saying mismanagement of t(...)

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